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The FTC lodged the suit in October 2014, accusing AT&T of throttling data to customers who were grandfathered in on seemingly unlimited data plans, thus limiting the customers' data without telling them first. (Credit: AP)

9th Circ. Nixes FTC's Data Throttling Suit Against AT&T

The Ninth Circuit on Monday tossed a suit brought by the Federal Trade Commission accusing AT&T Mobility LLC of illegally slowing internet service to unlimited data customers, determining that the telecommunications giant is a common carrier exempted under the FTC Act.

  • BREAKING: Mondelez Ends Pursuit Of $22.8B Hershey Buyout

    Mondelez International has abandoned its pursuit of The Hershey Co., the company said Monday, after determining that its efforts to acquire the chocolate maker have become futile.

  • Fed Wants $1.2M Fine And Ban For Ex-Barclays Forex Trader

    Barclays PLC's former global head of its foreign exchange spot business should be fined $1.2 million and banned from the banking industry after using chat rooms with competitors to manipulate the market, the Federal Reserve Board said Monday.

  • Ex-Chicago Official Gets 10 Years For Taking Bribes

    A former Chicago transportation official convicted of accepting bribes from a notorious city contractor was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday by an Illinois federal judge who said the scheme was the latest to chip away at public trust in the city.

  • Andrews Kurth Lands Attys Of Struggling Kenyon & Kenyon

    Andrews Kurth LLP has snapped up the attorneys who remained at struggling intellectual property boutique Kenyon & Kenyon LLP, the firm said Monday, in a deal that brings 55 additional intellectual property attorneys into the fold of the Houston-based international law firm.

  • Mylan To Release $300 EpiPen Generic After Backlash

    Mylan NV will be releasing a $300 generic for its epinephrine injector EpiPen in the next few weeks, the company said Monday following harsh public scrutiny about the ever-increasing price of the emergency allergy medication. 

  • HSBC To Pay $13M To End Privacy Row Over Recorded Calls

    HSBC Card Services Inc. has agreed to pay $13 million to resolve a consolidated proposed class action accusing the company of unlawfully recording debt-collection calls without the consent of consumers, according to documents filed Friday in California federal court.



Exxon Global Warming Fight Opens New Frontier For Corporate Speech

By Ed Beeson

The oil giant’s use of the First Amendment in a bid to block government investigations into its statements about climate change is pushing the concept of corporate free speech into new territory.